Celtic minstrel who, in addition to composing songs, usually at a court, often held important political posts. Originating in the pre-Christian era, bards were persecuted in Wales during the 13th century on political grounds. Since the 19th century annual meetings and competitions in Wales have attempted to revive the musical tradition of the bard.
A lyric poet.
1. To furnish with bards
2. To dress meat for cooking by covering with strips of fat